Immunogenicity and protective efficacy of the recombinant Pasteurella lipoprotein E and outer membrane protein H from Pasteurella multocida A:3 in mice

Okay, Sezer
Ozcengiz, Erkan
Özcengiz, Gülay
Pasteurella multocida serotype A:3 is a Gram-negative bacterial pathogen, one of the causative agents of shipping fever of cattle. In this study, outer membrane protein H (ompH) and Pasteurella lipoprotein E (plpE) genes were cloned and plpEC-ompH fusion was constructed and expressed in Escherichia coli. Recombinant PlpE, OmpH and PlpEC-OmpH fusion proteins were purified and formulated with oil-based and oil-based CpG ODN adjuvants. Antibody responses in mice vaccinated with recombinant PlpE and PlpEC-OmpH proteins formulated with both adjuvants were significantly (p < 0.05) increased. However, a significant (p < 0.05) increment in serum IFN-gamma level was only observed upon immunization with oil-based CpG formulations. Protectivity of the vaccines were evaluated via intraperitoneal challenge of mice with 10 LD50 of P. multocida A:3. The recombinant proteins PlpE and PlpEC-OmpH fusion conferred 100% protection when formulated with oil-based CpG ODN while the protectivity was found to be 80% and 60%, respectively when only oil-based adjuvant was used in respective formulations. These findings indicated that the recombinant PIPE or PlpEC-OmpH fusion proteins formulated with oil-based CpG ODN adjuvant are possible acellular vaccine candidates against shipping fever.


Development of recombinant vaccine candidates composed of ltka from mannheimia haemolytica A1 and PlpEC AND OmpH from Pasteurella Multocida A:3 against bovine respiratory disease
Çırçır, Ayça; Özcengiz, Gülay; Department of Biology (2014)
Mannheimia haemolytica A1 and Pasteurella multocida serotype A:3 are gramnegative bacterial pathogens which are considered the causative agents of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) or shipping fever in cattle. The foremost of several virulence factors of M. haemolytica A1 which allows lung colonization and establishment of infection is leukotoxin (Lkt). The others include adhesin, capsule, outer membrane proteins, and various proteases used for attachment, spreading and evading innate and adaptive host immun...
Development of recombinant vaccines composed of PlpE and OmpH from pasteurella multocida A:3
Okay, Sezer; Özcengiz, Gülay; Department of Biology (2011)
Pasteurella multocida serotype A:3 is a gram-negative bacterial pathogen which is one of the causative agents of shipping fever in cattle. In this study, ompH and two fragments of plpE gene (plpEN and plpEC) were cloned from the genomic DNA of P. multocida P-1062 (ATCC 15743, serotype A:3) and plpEN-ompH and plpEC-ompH fusions were constructed. In vitro expression of the genes was shown in HEK-293 cells. Later, full-length plpE gene was cloned and the recombinant proteins were expressed in E. coli and purif...
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Two major bacterial pathogens of Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD), Mannheimia haemolytica and Histophilus somni are Gram-negative, opportunistic bacteria that live in upper respiratory tracts of ruminants commensally. The one of the most important virulence factor of M. haemolytica, leukotoxin, is responsible for lung colonization and establishment of infection. On the other hand, H. somni OMPs have a significant contribution to the pathogenicity of the organism. As the disease results in a destroyed animal...
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S. Okay, E. Ozcengiz, İ. GÜRSEL, and G. Özcengiz, “Immunogenicity and protective efficacy of the recombinant Pasteurella lipoprotein E and outer membrane protein H from Pasteurella multocida A:3 in mice,” RESEARCH IN VETERINARY SCIENCE, pp. 1261–1265, 2012, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: